"You Don't Know what I Know"




"You want the best for your sister," Dr. Phil says to Alex. She nods. "What's your biggest fear for her right now? What do you think the biggest danger is that she faces at this age, right now?"


"That she's going to end up like me. She's going to think that drinking and self-medicating is the way to make everything go away, and it will make everything better, but it's not," Alex says. 


"She's not just saying that in the moment. She has said it before," Dr. Phil says referring to Alex's comment. He plays a video of Alex talking about her sister's behavior.


"She has a drug problem. Maybe it's not as severe as it could be, but do you really want to get to that point before you ask for help?" Alex says on tape. "I sure as hell don't want to see her go that way. I would be more than happy to go to some Al-Anon meetings with Katherine or take her to some AA meetings with me. I could help her. I doubt that she's going to want that, but I know how hard it is. I was there. I've been there recently."


When the tape ends, Dr. Phil asks her, "What do you mean when you say that you've been there, and you've been there recently?"


"I've been at the bottom. I've been where all you care about is going out, and partying with your friends and where you're going to get messed up next. I've been there, and I know how hard it is," she says.


"And even though you've fought it, resisted it and denied it when your mother had those concerns about you back then, she was right, just like you and she are right about Katherine now," Dr. Phil says.


Alex nods.

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